Near Fine copy ( Scuffed & lightly rubbed at lower board).Fine jacket.Full Numberline.Rare Presentation Copy."Jim Peace! John Denver." Rare Signed. Excellent Fresh Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 006656
Synopsis: In a career that has spanned twenty-five years, John Denver has earned international acclaim as a singer, songwriter, actor, and environmental activist. Songs like "Take Me Home, Country Roads," "Rocky Mountain High," and "Annie's Song" have entered the canon of universal anthems, but less than three decades ago, John Denver was a young man with little more than a fine voice, a guitar, and a dream. Growing up in a conservative military family, he was not expected to drop out of college and head to Los Angeles, where the music scene was flourishing. Nor was he expected to succeed.
In Take Me Home, John Denver chronicles the experiences that shaped his life, while unraveling the rich, inner journey of a shy Midwestern boy whose uneasy partnership with fame has been one of the defining forces of his first fifty years.
With candor and wit, John writes about his childhood, the experience of hitting L.A. as the Sixties roared into full swing, his first breaks, his years with the Mitchell Trio, his first songwriting success with "Leaving on a Jet Plane," and finally a career that made his a global household name.
He also explores his relationships with the women in his life - particularly his first wife, Annie Martell, and his second wife, Cassandra Delaney - as well as his parents, his children, his partners through his life, and his friends.
Honest, insightful and rich in anecdotes that only a natural-born storyteller could tell so well, Take Me Home is a highly charged and fascinating book from beginning to end. It's like spending a couple of days with a good friend.
About the Author: With more than 33 million records sold and seven Billboard Top Ten albums, Denver released 23 studio albums over his lifetime. Best known for the beloved songs "Leaving On a Jet Plane," "Sunshine On My Shoulders," "Annie’s Song," "Rocky Mountain High," which is a co-state song of Colorado, and "Take Me Home, Country Roads," which is a co-state song of West Virginia. In addition to his numerous awards and recognitions, Denver was instrumental in championing environmental and humanitarian causes. His popularity and continuing influence on popular culture still grow more than a decade after his untimely death. Denver was a true adventurer, exploring all that the world had to offer. Throughout his life’s journey he challenged himself on every level, which is an integral part of what made him an extraordinary man, an uncommon friend and a rare human being. While the frontiers of the American West satisfied his spirit, less-traveled frontiers appealed to his imagination. Denver was an experienced airplane pilot and collected vintage biplanes. His interest in outer space was so great that he took and passed NASA’s examination to determine mental and physical fitness needed for space travel. He then became a leading candidate to be the “first civilian in space” on the Space Shuttle Challenger. Denver planned to write a song in space, but circumstances kept him from joining the ill-fated expedition, which saddened the world when it exploded during take-off in 1986. Many of Denver’s songs reflected his relationship with nature and indeed, one of his greatest pleasures was spending time outdoors. He spent as much time as possible backpacking, hiking, climbing and fishing. He was an avid golfer and skier, regularly participating in celebrity charity events for both sports. Today, millions of fans old and new enjoy the work of this extraordinary performer. Thirty albums and four decades after he began, John Denver’s music is as relevant as ever. His humanitarian work continues to strengthen our global village, and his dynamic celebration of life, spirit and nature is a powerful inspiration to us all. To learn more about the legacy of John Denver please visit his website: www.johndenver.com.
Title: Take Me Home
Publisher: Harmony Books
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Presentation By Author
Edition: First Edition
Book Description Crown Archetype, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Signed. First Edition. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!. Seller Inventory # S_191318678
Book Description Harmony Books, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st ED/1st printing; signed/inscribed by author on title page; HC+DJ not clipped, mild edge wear; no cover dents, clean text, no marks; ships in box. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # DL-G7O5-NKJS
Book Description Crown Publishing Group, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. DJ unclipped, stated first edition with the correct number sequence. Minor bumping to the spine ends of the volume. No names, writing or imprints. Signature card of John Denver laid in loosely. Also with the book is a copy of a Washington Post newspaper article written shortly after John's death. The story is entitled "A Journey Down a Country Road, by Bill Danoff, an old friend of John who wrote Country Roads. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 012567
Book Description Crown Archetype, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 1ST EDITION/1ST PRINTI?NG STATED hardcover book LIKE NEW/dustjacket LIKE NEW brodart covered, SIGNED/INSCRIBED on the FULL title page by author/singer JOHN DENVER. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # SJDTMH
Book Description Crown Archetype, 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition 1st Printing. Signed by the author "Peace! John Denver" on the title page. The book and jacket are in as new condition. Comes with a photo of John Denver taken at the signing. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 012437
Book Description Harmony, New York, 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. True first edition (first printing/blue endpapers) of John Denver's autobiography, written with Arthur Tobier. SIGNED "Peace! John Denver" on title page. Denver relates the intimate details of his life from the first time he befriended a guitar, to his meteoric rise to fame, the breakup of his marriage to Annie, the subsequent hard years, to his mid-life hopes for re-energizing his career. Black-and-white photographs. Minimal edgewear. Light crinkling at dustjacket edges due to normal shelfwear. Clean, bright and tight. Seems unread. Excellent copy in protective Brodart cover. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 42382